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Claude Gaspar Bachet de Méziriac

Claude Gaspar Bachet Sieur de Méziriac was a French mathematician and poet born in Bourg-en-Bresse, at that time belonging to Duchy of Savoy. He wrote Problèmes plaisans et délectables qui se font par les nombres, Les éléments arithmétiques, and a Latin translation of the Arithmetica of Diophantus. He also discovered means of solving indeterminate equations using continued fractions, a method of constructing magic squares, and a proof of... Read More

Born9 October 1581
Bourg-en-Bresse
Died26 February 1638 (aged 56)
Bourg-en-Bresse
NationalityFrench
OccupationMathematician
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